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[Florida] Hernando man takes the stand in Big Tobacco lawsuit

Rizzuto said he grew up during a time when smoking was hip. "It was a common thing to see on TV no matter what type of program was on. Could be a talk show, could be in the movies," said Rizzuto. "My mother and father both smoked. My brother smoked and
Baynews 9 (Tampa, FL)
added Aug 22, 2013 13:42
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[UK, Florida] (ORDER LIST: 583 U.S.) MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018 (PDF)

CERTIORARI DENIED 17-415 R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO, ET AL. V. GRAHAM, TERESA
Supreme Court (UK)
added Jan 9, 2018 13:13
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[Florida] Fla. Panel Reinstates Full $1.5M Verdict For Smoker's Widow ($$)

will receive the full $1.5 million that a jury awarded in her wrongful death suit against Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds, as a Florida appeals court said Wednesday the tobacco companies waived rights to a comparative fault reduction by repeatedly telling
Law360
added Nov 23, 2017 02:43
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Fights New Trial After Jurors Awarded $23B ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a ruling granting the tobacco giant a new trial over the widow's closing arguments, arguing that the decision goes against court precedent regarding punitive damages. Cynthia Robinson, who sued R.J.
Law360
added Jun 29, 2017 04:53
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[Florida] PEARSON V. PHILIP MORRIS / UPCOMING

Plaintiff claims defendant cigarette manufacturer caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease by hiding the dangers of cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 16, 2017 14:52
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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJR Prevail in $11M Trial Over Smoker's Bladder Cancer

The six-member jury, in Florida’s 15th Judicial Circuit, needed only an hour to reject Steve Kogan’s claim that nicotine addiction drove him to smoke for 40 years and ultimately caused his 1994 bladder cancer. Although Kogan survived the disease, surgeon
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 6, 2017 16:35
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[Florida] Jury Awards $1.8M to Widow of Smoker Who Lost Lungs to Cancer, RJR Liable for Possible Punitives

Jurors in the state’s Ninth Circuit Court, in Orange County, found Reynolds’ scheme to hide the dangers of cigarettes throughout much of the 20th century led to the cancer that took much of both of Valton Sheffield’s lungs before he ultimately died in 20
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2017 23:42
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[Florida] Smoker suits against Reynolds clear legal hurdle

Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that thousands of lawsuits can continue against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The decision appears to increase the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court may choose to address the legal disputes in the future. Reyn
Greensboro (NC) News & Record
added Apr 8, 2017 21:39
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